Quail hunting is a popular activity that is practiced by many people around the world. The brooding of quails mainly depends on the climatic condition of the country. The article below talks about how the quails thrived in various years based on the climatic condition.
The year 2016 was the best year for quail hunters. Thus the year offered opportunities for wing shooter in and around South Texas. This increased the quail season for the year 2017 and 2018. Quail season started at the end of October of the year 2017 which continued till Feb 25 of the year 2018. There were floods reported in Texas and thus there was less opportunity for quail hunters at the Gulf Coast of prairies.
The grasslands, shrubs of the Texas state gives room for the survival of quail population in Trans Pecos, Panhandle, and other coastal regions. There were times when Texas suffered from heavy droughts in the year 2011, and this affected the quail population. Thus it is evident that droughts and floods can decrease the quail population even in places where you find rich quail habitat.
Call count is the survey conducted every year to monitor the quail population. During the period 2005 to 2013, the call count dropped to 2.91, and it could only increase slightly in the upcoming years.
Quail population has seen a considerable increase in the recent years as there were regular rains. This improved vegetation which in turn helped in the brooding of quails. Thus the recent climatic conditions over the past three years was an absolute boon for the habitat of quails. The call count showed a steady increase in the last years.
Thus it is evident that quail population depends mainly on the weather and climatic condition of a particular region.